Your Kids are Sinners
Because I study youth culture, there’s one question I’ve been asked more than any other: What’s the greatest challenge facing teenagers in today’s world? The answer is easy: Sin. In Genesis 3:6 we read that everything God made and declared good came undone through the rebellion of humanity. I am a sinner. My children are sinners. All of us are in need of being fixed, and we can’t fix our selves. We are all in desperate need of redemption through Jesus Christ. While we must never use the reality of human depravity as an excuse for bad behavior or to not pursue spiritual growth, we must never forget that we’re all imperfect, flawed people who are in desperate need of a Savior. Don’t expect perfection from yourself, your children, or your family. It’s bad theology, and it will burden and destroy every member of your family, including your kids. Recognize the fact that you are a broken person, living with broken people, in a broken world.